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Marcella Berman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
The decision to start therapy is a courageous first step towards understanding, healing, and growth. Whether you are struggling with troubling thoughts or feelings, lack of confidence, excessive worry, depression, loss, or relationship issues therapy can help. Marcella utilizes a client-centered approach while working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families who struggles with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and relationship issues in a non-judgmental space. With mindfulness-based practices and cognitive behavioral techniques we can change the thoughts and behaviors that contribute to overwhelming feelings.
The decision to start therapy is a courageous first step towards understanding, healing, and growth. Whether you are struggling with troubling thoughts or feelings, lack of confidence, excessive worry, depression, loss, or relationship issues therapy can help. Marcella utilizes a client-centered approach while working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families who struggles with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and relationship issues in a non-judgmental space. With mindfulness-based practices and cognitive behavioral techniques we can change the thoughts and behaviors that contribute to overwhelming feelings.
(843) 396-5152 View (843) 396-5152
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Rebecca Ambrose, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Convenient office location in the Park West community of Mt. Pleasant, SC. As a licensed therapist in clinical practice for over 15 years, I specialize in assisting adult and adolescent clients recover from symptomatic feelings and behaviors establish healthier relationships and achieve personal goals.
Convenient office location in the Park West community of Mt. Pleasant, SC. As a licensed therapist in clinical practice for over 15 years, I specialize in assisting adult and adolescent clients recover from symptomatic feelings and behaviors establish healthier relationships and achieve personal goals.
(843) 253-0400 View (843) 253-0400
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Dr. Michele Akers-Woody
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
LIFE IS STRESSFUL! Have the demands of life simply become too overwhelming? Have there been times when you wondered why you feel the way you do and wondered if you were crazy? Have you asked yourself, "Why does life have to be so hard?" If so, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Whether you feel stressed-out, anxious, depressed or are simply not coping as effectively in life as you would like, THERE IS HOPE! I am here to help guide, coach, and support you through a journey of empowerment where you will gain insight and knowledge, learn ways of healthy coping, make changes, and achieve overall well-being and wellness to live life to its fullest!
LIFE IS STRESSFUL! Have the demands of life simply become too overwhelming? Have there been times when you wondered why you feel the way you do and wondered if you were crazy? Have you asked yourself, "Why does life have to be so hard?" If so, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Whether you feel stressed-out, anxious, depressed or are simply not coping as effectively in life as you would like, THERE IS HOPE! I am here to help guide, coach, and support you through a journey of empowerment where you will gain insight and knowledge, learn ways of healthy coping, make changes, and achieve overall well-being and wellness to live life to its fullest!
(843) 834-1819 View (843) 834-1819
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Mind and Body Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Time to see yourself in a different light? Do you feel lost, lonely, or like nobody understands? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by negative thoughts? Maybe something has happened in your life that has left you feeling out of control or completely broken? Focusing on both the mind and body, I am here to partner with you on your mental health journey to becoming your best self.
Time to see yourself in a different light? Do you feel lost, lonely, or like nobody understands? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by negative thoughts? Maybe something has happened in your life that has left you feeling out of control or completely broken? Focusing on both the mind and body, I am here to partner with you on your mental health journey to becoming your best self.
(843) 872-9340 View (843) 872-9340
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Caroline O'Neill Gage
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Caroline is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with a master's degree in clinical counseling. She is dedicated to helping individuals achieve a higher quality of life through the support they deserve. Caroline specializes in guiding people through life transitions and improving their relationships with loved ones, family, and friends. She takes a holistic approach to her craft, drawing on her expertise in mental health, fitness, nutrition, and faith-based integration if desired. Caroline believes that true and thorough healing involves the mind, body, and spirit working together in harmony.
Caroline is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with a master's degree in clinical counseling. She is dedicated to helping individuals achieve a higher quality of life through the support they deserve. Caroline specializes in guiding people through life transitions and improving their relationships with loved ones, family, and friends. She takes a holistic approach to her craft, drawing on her expertise in mental health, fitness, nutrition, and faith-based integration if desired. Caroline believes that true and thorough healing involves the mind, body, and spirit working together in harmony.
(843) 773-5280 View (843) 773-5280
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Leslie Sorce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leslie is part of Low Country Behavioral Health LLC. Seeking support can be a difficult and a courageous decision. Deepening your self-awareness and understanding your journey can be a very impactful process. She believes in focusing on your strengths by truly valuing and honoring the individuals’ experience. She is a dedicated and compassionate therapist, with a focus on evidence-based practices. Leslie specializes in anxiety disorders, trauma, life transitions, stress management, and eating disorders. Leslie brings a comprehensive understanding of these complex issues to her practice.
Leslie is part of Low Country Behavioral Health LLC. Seeking support can be a difficult and a courageous decision. Deepening your self-awareness and understanding your journey can be a very impactful process. She believes in focusing on your strengths by truly valuing and honoring the individuals’ experience. She is a dedicated and compassionate therapist, with a focus on evidence-based practices. Leslie specializes in anxiety disorders, trauma, life transitions, stress management, and eating disorders. Leslie brings a comprehensive understanding of these complex issues to her practice.
(843) 350-8368 View (843) 350-8368
Photo of Samantha Maierle Abrams, Psychologist in 29466, SC
Samantha Maierle Abrams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466  (Online Only)
FEMALE TELEHEALTH CLIENTS ONLY! My expertise is in applying evidence-based interventions in a compassionate and non-judgmental context, with respect for each individual's unique circumstances. Together, we will bring to light the strengths that have gotten you through your difficult times, as well as the symptoms or problems you wish to change. I provide both a supportive ear and expert knowledge to help you maintain emotional, physical, relational and spiritual balance as you negotiate complex life changes. I presently work only with women.
FEMALE TELEHEALTH CLIENTS ONLY! My expertise is in applying evidence-based interventions in a compassionate and non-judgmental context, with respect for each individual's unique circumstances. Together, we will bring to light the strengths that have gotten you through your difficult times, as well as the symptoms or problems you wish to change. I provide both a supportive ear and expert knowledge to help you maintain emotional, physical, relational and spiritual balance as you negotiate complex life changes. I presently work only with women.
(843) 418-0713 View (843) 418-0713
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Renee A Lake
Psychologist, PhD, LPES, NCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I conduct psycho-educational evaluations, using a multitude of the most advanced assessment tools to ensure the most comprehensive results and recommendations for parents and educators. My expert knowledge of special education law (IDEA), disability law (ADA), and public school systems has been paramount in assisting families navigate and access the services necessary for their child’s academic, social and emotional growth.
I conduct psycho-educational evaluations, using a multitude of the most advanced assessment tools to ensure the most comprehensive results and recommendations for parents and educators. My expert knowledge of special education law (IDEA), disability law (ADA), and public school systems has been paramount in assisting families navigate and access the services necessary for their child’s academic, social and emotional growth.
(843) 256-6814 View (843) 256-6814
Photo of Allison M. Humplik, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 29466, SC
Allison M. Humplik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP, S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellness. Intentions. Nurture. Growth. Success. These are concepts we will address together to give you, or a loved one the support you need for real change. Treating the whole person, whether you are a family struggling with relationships, a child or young adult trying to find your way in life, or simply ready to change negative thought patterns, we can begin together. In your first session, you can expect us to explore setting one’s own intentions, a path to achieve those goals, what personal growth may look like for YOU and how to realize true fulfillment.
Wellness. Intentions. Nurture. Growth. Success. These are concepts we will address together to give you, or a loved one the support you need for real change. Treating the whole person, whether you are a family struggling with relationships, a child or young adult trying to find your way in life, or simply ready to change negative thought patterns, we can begin together. In your first session, you can expect us to explore setting one’s own intentions, a path to achieve those goals, what personal growth may look like for YOU and how to realize true fulfillment.
(843) 268-4166 View (843) 268-4166
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Stacy L Albarran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LISW-CP, LPCS, LMFTS
Verified Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Stacy. Are you ready to get out of your head and create a life that you are excited to wake up for? Constantly overthinking, leads to feeling stressed and being less productive. You may be wondering, is this anxiety, adult ADHD, or stuff from my childhood I haven't really talked about? You are not alone, let me help you figure it out. I specialize in helping others engage in new ways of thinking about themselves, along with using new skills which leads to reducing anxiety, depression and overwhelm. Imagine having more focus, less stress and more joy. Isn't it time to stop the negative self-talk and claim your worth?
Hi, I'm Stacy. Are you ready to get out of your head and create a life that you are excited to wake up for? Constantly overthinking, leads to feeling stressed and being less productive. You may be wondering, is this anxiety, adult ADHD, or stuff from my childhood I haven't really talked about? You are not alone, let me help you figure it out. I specialize in helping others engage in new ways of thinking about themselves, along with using new skills which leads to reducing anxiety, depression and overwhelm. Imagine having more focus, less stress and more joy. Isn't it time to stop the negative self-talk and claim your worth?
(843) 428-6561 View (843) 428-6561
Photo of Megan Y Provost, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29466, SC
Megan Y Provost
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
I enjoy helping individuals navigate unhealthy or toxic relationships and create new patterns that align with their goals and values. Whether you're facing codependency, poor boundaries, abuse or lacking communication skills, I can help guide you on a path towards freedom and peace. In addition to helping clients navigating difficult interpersonal relationships, I also help those struggling with anxiety, depression, and difficult life transitions. Most importantly, I create a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable environment for my clients to explore the difficult areas of their life while holding space for humanness and levity.
I enjoy helping individuals navigate unhealthy or toxic relationships and create new patterns that align with their goals and values. Whether you're facing codependency, poor boundaries, abuse or lacking communication skills, I can help guide you on a path towards freedom and peace. In addition to helping clients navigating difficult interpersonal relationships, I also help those struggling with anxiety, depression, and difficult life transitions. Most importantly, I create a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable environment for my clients to explore the difficult areas of their life while holding space for humanness and levity.
(843) 241-9381 View (843) 241-9381
Photo of Christine Reece, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29466, SC
Christine Reece
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Accepting New Clients - Let’s make a change together! I work with teens, young adults, and adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, parenting, and school/work/relationship struggles, and provide support through difficult situations like divorce, abuse, or the loss of a loved one. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to meet you wherever you are on your healing journey. Working with my clients to set goals and put strategies in place to reach those goals, is a key component of my counseling.
Accepting New Clients - Let’s make a change together! I work with teens, young adults, and adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, parenting, and school/work/relationship struggles, and provide support through difficult situations like divorce, abuse, or the loss of a loved one. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to meet you wherever you are on your healing journey. Working with my clients to set goals and put strategies in place to reach those goals, is a key component of my counseling.
(843) 350-5185 View (843) 350-5185
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Ringel Family Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Beth Ringel and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice or LISW-CP in South Carolina. I have a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a Master Degree in Social Work or MSW from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. I have over 10 years of experience successfully providing counseling to a wide variety of ages with many different issues, needs, and goals. I am proficient in the use of several therapeutic techniques but tailor it to the situation. I am an unbiased listener partnering with you to accomplish your goals and to solve the problems you bring into our therapeutic alliance.
Hello, my name is Beth Ringel and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice or LISW-CP in South Carolina. I have a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a Master Degree in Social Work or MSW from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. I have over 10 years of experience successfully providing counseling to a wide variety of ages with many different issues, needs, and goals. I am proficient in the use of several therapeutic techniques but tailor it to the situation. I am an unbiased listener partnering with you to accomplish your goals and to solve the problems you bring into our therapeutic alliance.
(843) 396-5178 View (843) 396-5178
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Joe Villano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Joe is part of the team at Low Country Behavioral Health LLC. Joe is dedicated to guiding you through life's challenges with empathy and understanding. He is here to help navigate life's challenges with you, whether it's depression, anxiety, self-esteem, or relationship struggles. Joe customizes his approach to fit your unique needs, empowering you to rewrite your story. With Joe by your side, you're not alone on this journey toward healing and growth. Let's take the first step together and create a safe haven where your struggles are met with understanding and compassion.
Joe is part of the team at Low Country Behavioral Health LLC. Joe is dedicated to guiding you through life's challenges with empathy and understanding. He is here to help navigate life's challenges with you, whether it's depression, anxiety, self-esteem, or relationship struggles. Joe customizes his approach to fit your unique needs, empowering you to rewrite your story. With Joe by your side, you're not alone on this journey toward healing and growth. Let's take the first step together and create a safe haven where your struggles are met with understanding and compassion.
(843) 790-0139 View (843) 790-0139
Photo of Eleanor Haspel-Portner, Psychologist in 29466, SC
Eleanor Haspel-Portner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Are you at an important crossroad in your life? Has your marriage/relationship lost its luster? Learn the skills of Imago Dialogue to rekindle your love and feel the joy of love in your life again. I effectively blend therapies so you'll get results. When you focus on connecting with your inner wisdom and knowing, you achieve balance in all areas of your life with a sense of conscious fulfillment that turns your dreams into reality. Achieve your goals and thrive. Change your choices, change your life. Call me now: (310) 403-4347.
Are you at an important crossroad in your life? Has your marriage/relationship lost its luster? Learn the skills of Imago Dialogue to rekindle your love and feel the joy of love in your life again. I effectively blend therapies so you'll get results. When you focus on connecting with your inner wisdom and knowing, you achieve balance in all areas of your life with a sense of conscious fulfillment that turns your dreams into reality. Achieve your goals and thrive. Change your choices, change your life. Call me now: (310) 403-4347.
(424) 312-0550 x310459 View (424) 312-0550 x310459
Photo of Michelle Kaigler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 29466, SC
Michelle Kaigler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466  (Online Only)
Working with children has given me insight into how much children struggle in silence. Often they need a space to be heard, to adjust to the changes in their lives and allowed to try and fail things with encouragement. My goals is become a bridge for children to connect back with their parents, caregivers, and educators in a way that is a win/win for both.
Working with children has given me insight into how much children struggle in silence. Often they need a space to be heard, to adjust to the changes in their lives and allowed to try and fail things with encouragement. My goals is become a bridge for children to connect back with their parents, caregivers, and educators in a way that is a win/win for both.
(843) 630-6724 View (843) 630-6724
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Maryjeanne Chichester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Currently Accepting New Clients! Trauma can impact us in many ways, sometimes ways in which we aren’t fully aware, but we know something is off. I have made it my mission to create an environment in which clients feel supported, are able to work through difficulties, recognize their strengths, and begin to live the life they have wanted. In a non-judgmental setting, we will explore issues, develop goals, and start making the positive changes you're seeking.
Currently Accepting New Clients! Trauma can impact us in many ways, sometimes ways in which we aren’t fully aware, but we know something is off. I have made it my mission to create an environment in which clients feel supported, are able to work through difficulties, recognize their strengths, and begin to live the life they have wanted. In a non-judgmental setting, we will explore issues, develop goals, and start making the positive changes you're seeking.
(843) 285-6034 View (843) 285-6034
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Lisa Saldana
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466  (Online Only)
Welcome! I look forward to meeting you. My practice offers a safe space to feel heard and understood. Here you will gain clarity, feel empowered and gain new skills to work through life's challenges. I have worked with children, teens & adults for over 15 years as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I also have my certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and help with fostering a healthy lifestyle. I provide teletherapy services to South Carolina and California residents. In addition, I offer Life & Wellness Coaching- taking a holistic approach to wellness and helping to restore balance.
Welcome! I look forward to meeting you. My practice offers a safe space to feel heard and understood. Here you will gain clarity, feel empowered and gain new skills to work through life's challenges. I have worked with children, teens & adults for over 15 years as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I also have my certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and help with fostering a healthy lifestyle. I provide teletherapy services to South Carolina and California residents. In addition, I offer Life & Wellness Coaching- taking a holistic approach to wellness and helping to restore balance.
(843) 474-5626 View (843) 474-5626
Photo of Curtis Graham, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in 29466, SC
Curtis Graham
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466  (Online Only)
Hey there, I'm Curtis. I'm glad you're taking time to consider beginning therapy. My approach to counseling is rooted in attachment theory, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. In our sessions, you'll find a safe place to process anxiety and depression, getting to the root of the issues causing you pain. When working with complex trauma, we'll shed light on the unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that affect your present-day relationships. We’ll work together to create a healthy rapport built on trust, authenticity, and courageous conversation—helping you heal through learned safety and personal empowerment.
Hey there, I'm Curtis. I'm glad you're taking time to consider beginning therapy. My approach to counseling is rooted in attachment theory, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. In our sessions, you'll find a safe place to process anxiety and depression, getting to the root of the issues causing you pain. When working with complex trauma, we'll shed light on the unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that affect your present-day relationships. We’ll work together to create a healthy rapport built on trust, authenticity, and courageous conversation—helping you heal through learned safety and personal empowerment.
(843) 508-2967 View (843) 508-2967
Photo of Miranda Layton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 29466, SC
Miranda Layton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, tired, irritable, have no interest in things you once enjoyed for what seems like no reason? Has life just got you feeling overwhelmed and anxious? Do you feel like you cannot manage stressors like you once could? Did you have a baby and started feeling overwhelmed, isolated, anxious or depressed? If you are someone who struggles with life stressors/changes, anxiety, depression, postpartum issues or parenting concerns that you would like to improve then we will be the perfect team. If you want to make positive changes and be the best YOU possible, there is no time like the present.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, tired, irritable, have no interest in things you once enjoyed for what seems like no reason? Has life just got you feeling overwhelmed and anxious? Do you feel like you cannot manage stressors like you once could? Did you have a baby and started feeling overwhelmed, isolated, anxious or depressed? If you are someone who struggles with life stressors/changes, anxiety, depression, postpartum issues or parenting concerns that you would like to improve then we will be the perfect team. If you want to make positive changes and be the best YOU possible, there is no time like the present.
(443) 393-6708 View (443) 393-6708

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 29466

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 29466 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
66% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
66% Life Transitions
64% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
57% Aetna

How Therapists in 29466 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 29466?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.